Matthew Valley's answer You should visit with local family law counsel for a full consultation. Generally speaking, unless there are orders stating otherwise, a parent married to the other parent is free to take his/her children to different states without consent from the other parent.
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Matthew Valley's answer You don't have to wait for the AG to get around to your case. You can go to court and seek an enforcement order yourself. You could also retain an attorney to help you with the process.
Robert W. Leonard Jr.'s answer Contact a local family law attorney to work with you on the adoption. The attorney will prepare the appropriate documents for the biological father to sign, and prepare the documents needed for the court.
Your spouse will have to submit to a criminal background check and the court will assign a social worker to conduct a study of your living environment.
The process is pretty simple if the father agrees. If he does not agree or changes his mind, it becomes a lawsuit and you...
Matthew Valley's answer One can seek enforcement of a custody order even if one has child support arrearages. It would be wise to talk with local counsel before doing so, as a counterpetition seeking enforcement of the child support portion of the order can be filed against him.
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer A person that lives in the woods under these circumstances is probably not going to be deterred by a court order. This is a serious safety concern for you and your children. Report the threatened kidnapping to law enforcement and consult a local family law attorney to determine what, if anything, can be done. Discuss with the attorney the possibility of moving far away and whether that can be done in a manner that does not threaten your custody rights.
Matthew Valley's answer A parent can sign a voluntary relinquishment of their parental rights, but proper pleadings would need to be filed with the court and a judge would have to approve the termination. Because the presumption is that it is in a child's best interests to have two parents, getting such a termination can be an uphill battle. You should find local counsel to discuss this matter with. The State Bar has a Find a Lawyer function that could prove helpful.
Matthew Valley's answer Neither is a requirement to get child support. If he has not previously been adjudicated the father or properly executed an Acknowledgement of Paternity then a court will have to adjudicate him the father before child support can be ordered. You should be able to contact the Texas Attorney General's office and request their assistance in getting the ball rolling.
Matthew Valley's answer With some exceptions (applicable in some CPS cases), court-ordered termination of parental rights is also termination of parental duties, including the duty to support. That is because the parent is no longer legally a parent of the child anymore once they have their rights terminated.
Matthew Valley's answer Yes, you can. Just because a parent is under 18 themselves does not mean that they don't have to support their children. Furthermore, the fact that you are older than him doesn't remove this responsibility.
Grant St Julian III's answer Your sister can proceed with child support enforcement proceedings regardless of the immigration status of her child's father. Contact the Attorney General's office in your area. You may also retain a family law attorney in your area.
Matthew Valley's answer The Texas Commissioner of Education defines "extracurricular activities" in the Texas Administrative Code:
§76.1001. Extracurricular Activities.
(a) An extracurricular activity is an activity sponsored by the University Interscholastic League (UIL), the school district board of trustees, or an organization sanctioned by resolution of the board of trustees. The activity is not necessarily directly related to instruction of the essential knowledge and skills but may have an...
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer You need to consult with an attorney in the state where child support was established to look into terminating it. The terms of your order may be sufficient alone, it just depends on how it is written.
Grant St Julian III's answer Who was your ex "signing up for child support" with? Did she provide your social security number and represent it as being hers, or did she just provide your number are required information?
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer If your children have been in Florida for at least six months (and you indicate that they have been for two years), because custody needs to be decided you MUST file in Florida. Texas courts don't have jurisdiction.
Matthew Valley's answer She can try. If she does you would have the ability to contest the allegations of paternity and request a DNA test. If the kid does turn out to be yours then you should expect some kind of support order to be put in place by a judge.
Grant St Julian III's answer This MAY be a clerical error. The court where the case is pending should be listed on the paperwork you received. You should file a written response with the Court, appear as directed, and explain you believe they have the wrong person. I suggest you contact a family law attorney in your area. Good luck.
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